"There are three golden rules to filmmaking: thou shalt not bore, thou shalt not bore, and thou shalt not bore!" Billy Wilder was one of the greatest writers and directors in Hollywood. The man who filmed Marilyn Monroe with her dress blowing up, wrote screenplays with Raymond Chandler and created film history with classics like 'Sunset Boulevard', 'Some Like It Hot' or 'One, Two, Three'. Billy Wilder was a legend in his lifetime and embodies a period of contemporary history. He was successful beyond measure, and became very rich as a result – but he never sold out. Our film rediscovers this cultural figurehead. Via trailers and film extracts from his greatest works, it documents and analyses Wilder's filmmaking. In exclusive, newly-filmed interviews companions and contemporaries of Billy Wilder, such as Volker Schlöndorff, Marthe Keller und Paul Diamond document a century of contemporary history and portray a person who above all was never boring.
Cast and Crew
Director André Schäfer, Jascha Hannover
Screenwriter Hartmut Kasper
Director of Photography Jens Schade, Franz Wagenbach, Andy Lehmann
Editor Michel Linzer, Fritz Busse
Sound Max Pellnitz, Armin Siegwarth, Henrik Wellmann